Not only many books from the pen of Brian, but more wise and wonderful quotations too!
Forgive my following paragraph of ramblings, but there's a reason for it!
Many (many!) years ago, when I was seven, I lived with my maternal grandparents whilst my parents went through a rather tricky divorce.
I was an avid reader, but, there were very few, age appropriate books at my nan's house so I used to read copies of my grandad's Readers Digest magazines and these little books by an author called Francis Gay: The Friendship Book, The Fireside Book. I loved reading the anecdotes and verses. One for each day! There was usually a 'message' in the stories too.
I obviously shared the fact that I loved reading these little books with my nan (or maybe she noticed that I always had my nose in one!) but each year, she would include one in my Christmas present!
I had forgotten about Francis over the years, but recently, my partner started buying The Sunday Post and one day, while flicking through, I came across a section written by Francis Gay. A story for each day of the week! I was immediately transported back in time to my Nan's house!! It's now part of my Sunday ritual to read the anecdotes for the week!
So, the point of my rambling is this Brian, Your writing style reminds me so much of Francis Gay's style of writing. Not just your daily amazing quotes for us to read, but the way you reply to the people who post on here.
I do hope you see this as the compliment it is intended to be, Brian. In a nutshell (well you do like nuts!) I love reading your posts!!
Take care, and I hope you haven't overdone things today. Glad your lovely lady is much better today, Jo xx